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pennsylvania. a whole issue of voter suppression and having been in charlotte, a great civil-rights city, where the students from the historical black college in 1960 set up a lunch counter in to grant them and yet, what do we see today? state after state, efforts to suppress voting rights instead of expanding them. not enough people vote in this country. in pennsylvania, there is legislation now on the books that could disenfranchise between 750,000-1 million people. president obama won by 600,000 boats in pennsylvania last time. this really does determine the election. i don't care who you are for. this will determine the election. it is a huge problem or the country. we should be celebrating voters going to the polls, not putting impediments in their way. host: the radio program "democracy now" turns 25 this year? guest: we started in 1996. we were just on radio. the week of september 11, 2001, we started on the first television station in new york city on public access. then it just caught on like wildfire beyond the election and more television stations aired us and radio stations and npr
's great to be with you. host: you are in the midst of a 100-city tour that you tell me is running through election day. where are you at this point in the tour, and how many more cities do you have? guest: well, i think i'm at c-span right now, although it is a little confusing. last night i was at the university of virginia in charlingtsville. today we'll be at the washington convention center, the green fest tonight. baltimore book fest. tomorrow, richmond, virginia, at noon. and then in the evening i'll speak in norfolk. then on monday night, we'll be at virginia tech, which is very interesting, going back to the scene of the massacre. i'll be speaking there, you know, 32 people were killed there. and colin goddard is coming with us. he was one of those victims. he was shot four times. i'm also looking forward to interviewing a professor there. and then we're on to colorado for the big debate. we're going to be doing something interesting. we're both speaking on the silent majority election 2012 tour, but also we do this daily, radio and television broadcast that airs on over 1,100 sta
. caller: we in michigan have to decide in november whether to allow a big state to come into a city to take over and take a financial manager or an emergency manager and. i guess they think the cities who have -- local government where they can come in and remove the city officials. like the mayor, city council. now, i do not think that is what the presidential candidate mitt romney had in mind when he wanted to say states have rights. but what about the city's rights to elect their own elected officials? and i guess follow their own destiny? winnie's a government interference, i understand you are talking about the federal. but i heard mitt romney say states' rights. is it the right of the state to come into the cities and overthrow the local municipalities? if that is big government, small government. i do not know. i think they should have the right to control their own destiny in their own city. it is on the ballot in november. and i am telling everybody in michigan to a vote it down. we did not need dictatorship. it is a dictator bill. host: thank you. on twitter -- the governm
and signed it from congress, the model for me was a program based in boston called city year, which a lot of you know about. it is a great program. when i left the white house there was discussion about whether americorps would be defunded, the largest affiliate in the united states was city year, and mitt romney was on the board. i wrote him a letter saying we should continue this. i called him and i was out of the white house and i said, governor, i love city year. that is what americorps is all about. i hope you will save it. he urged the republican congress to continue to support city year, and they did. i just visited the program in south africa where the youth unemployment rate exceeds 40%, and 80% of the volunteers in johannesburg have a job the day they leave city year. it turns out it is good economics and good for the society. all of you should know that, and, governor, i thank you for being here. the podium is yours. [applause] >> thank you, mr. president. i appreciate your kind words, and that introduction is very touching. >> if there's one thing we've learned this election s
. >> what is your estimate of the number of people who descend upon each debate city for these? from the campaigns, the media, the commission, the total? >> a very good question. probably approximates what happens at the national convention. we have about 3700 registered media here. that is the largest contention. we have several hundred people in the audience, and in the campaign staff, their entourage. i would say in total is probably close to that. also, people who come here to be a part of the atmosphere, to be a part of some of the activities going around, occurring around town in connection with the debate. probably approximately 10,000 people. in terms of a very large convention that a city would host, it is not that big, but the extraordinary difference, the entire international press corps and all the press corps of united states is here and will be broadcasting live tonight from denver. >> 92 students get to sit in the hall. who else is in there? how many? >> tickets are divided between the two campaigns. i cannot remember the exact number in the audience here. it is at lea
. to size it for you, that is equivalent to the entire population of major cities in america like miami, a tulsa, minneapolis, the populations are all run 400,000 people. when you are successful and signing up the equivalent of a major city in america for this service, you have something that is gaining traction and making sense. >> is this something mandated as part of the nbc deal are something that comcast is doing on their own? >> both. this was a comcast concept that we were preparing before the nbc/universal transaction. we offered it up as a voluntary commitment to the sec as something to help the sec. we would have done it with or about the transaction. we have gone far beyond the nature of the commitment in terms of eligibility of the program and the speed of the project, led the way we are running signups. the way we are promoting its. . it barely resembles the original program that we put in front of the commission at the voluntary commitment. >> we want to introduce our guest reporter. she is the editor in chief of cable facts daily. >> i know some of the early data that you
that he had phoned her to several cities and asked her to go to sex clubs. it was the certification -- first sex scandal involving a man asking a woman to have sex with him but demanding no for an answer. and the political acumen of someone like me, i should not be running for office either. anyways, obama has not faced a real opponent. we have a mormon who is a breakfast drink is a class of chocolate milk. he is clearly a decent man and honorable man, an honest man. this will be a tough not for the obama team to crack appeared once he becomes president, mitt romney is exactly what the country needs right now. host: what to expect the next couple of weeks will be like after the democrats soul- searching? >> i would say it is more than soul-searching. it is hysteria and screams of lies. i am promoting my book so i have not had a lot of time to cover all the lies they are screaming about. the one on mitt romney wanting to cut taxes on the rich by $5 trillion, let's just take that one. those are estimates made by a liberal tax group. by the way, they have taken an estimate back. the ob
is not based on any big city in milwaukee, so he could pretty much say what he wanted and his constituency did not watch c-span. they did not really know the guy. but they know him now. warm hughere's no there. i'm in the age group where it will not affect me if he puts his plan. but i do have done a siblings. my husband has done a siblings and it will affect them. they're in their '40's. one more call from j.c. in missouri, a republican. caller: i want ryan to be vice president. he is going to support mitt romney very good. we have to remember they are christians an. we are going to take back america. we are responsible, because you look at the president and the vice-president, the vice president is not helping the jewish people. the president is putting us in debt. our grandkids will not come out of this. host: thanks for the 25 calls. after all that, there is this tweet -- that's the end of that segment. coming up next, jess bravin will join us for the opening of the supreme court term, which starts today, which cases will be at the top of the dogged and what the teams will be. -- the top o
is a coach, and behind the coach, a team, and beyond the team, the supporters. and behind them, a whole city, an entire country -- the u.k. nations, united behind one goal. what a contrast from a year ago. when england's cities burned in a week of riots and the images were not of athletes running to the finish line, but the mob running at police lines. when the flames climbed not from the olympic torch but a furniture shop in soutland. a 140-year-old business that survived two world wars, razed to the ground. even then -- we saw our country's trouue character when residents came out on the streets to clear up the mess. and this summer, when the reeves furniture shop -- decked with photos of young people with messages of hope. and who put those pictures up? young volunteers and an 81-year- old man named morris reeves, who ran the shop before handing it over to his son. morris, your example should inspire a generation. [applause] >> to think -- [applause] >> what morris has shown is that paralympians reminded us that success doesn't come easy or quick. or a culture of recent celebrity obscures
with cities and others to help generate economic growth in those communities -- through the urban development action grant program. i don't mind those enterprise zones, let's try them, but not as a substitute for the others. certainly education and training is crucial. if these young americans don't have the skills that make them attractive to employees, they're not going to get jobs. the next thing is to try to get more entrepreneurship in business within the reach of minorities so that these businesses are located in the communities in which they're found. the other thing is, we need the business community as well as government heavily involved in these communities to try to get economic growth. there is no question that the poor are worse off. i think the president genuinely believes that they're better off. but the figures show that about 8 million more people are below the poverty line than 4 years ago. how you can cut school lunches, how you can cut student assistance, how you can cut housing, how you can cut disability benefits, how you can do all of these things and then the people re
from egypt to syria. from saudi arabia to libya. he was known for walking the streets of the city where he " -- where he worked, tasting the local food, meeting as many people as he could, speaking arabic, listening with a broad smile crest went to bed gauzy in the early days of the libyan revolution. -- with a broad smile. he went there during the early days of the libyan revolution and helped the people cope with a violent conflicts, cared for the union, and crafted -- cared for the wounded, and crafted a vision where all would be supported. he supported the birth of a new democracy as libyans held elections and built new institutions. he began to move a forward after decades of dictatorship. chris stevens love his work. he took pride in the country he served anti sought dignity in the people that he met. two weeks ago, he traveled to establish a new cultural center and build a hospital. that is when the compound came under attack, along with three of his colleagues, chris was killed in the city that he helped to save. he was 52 years old. a study this story because chris stevens embo
and dignity. this has been the essence of the initiative i proposed in the holy city of mecca. during last ramadan. and i have reiterated on subsequent occasions to avoid the worst, to avoid the worst, and to prevent the continued suffering of the syrian people and the conflict turning into a full-scale civil war, god forbid, with negative affects extending beyond syria and its immediate neighbors. egypt, along with the three other countries involved in our initiative, has held meetings that have shown there are many areas of commonality. we will continue to work to bring an end to the suffering of the syrian people, and provide an opportunity to choose freely their regime that best represents. after this current regime comes to an end, the regime that killed eight people day and night, after this regime comes to an end, the syrian people will choose with their own free will a regime that places ziarat in its right place among democratic countries -- places syria in its right place among democratic country so that it may continue to present its arab march in the region toward solid foundat
, the volunteers, the supporters. and behind them, a whole city, an entire country, the uk nations united behind one goal. what a contrast from a year ago when england's cities burned in a week of riots. when the images beamed to the world were not of athletes running for the finishing line, but the mob, running at police lines. when the flames climbed, not from the olympic torch in east london, but a furniture shop in south london. a 140 year-old family-run business, which had survived two world wars and countless recessions, razed to the ground. of course, even then, amid the smoke and embers, we saw our country's true character when residents came out onto the streets to clear up the mess. and we saw it again this summer when the reeves furniture shop in croydon re-opened in new premises, the walls decked with photos of young people holding up messages of hope. and who put those pictures up? young volunteers from croydon and an 81 year-old man called maurice reeves, who, like three generations before him, ran the shop before handing it over to his son. maurice, your example should inspire a g
and -- >> who they are. >> who they are and how early they voted. for presidents down to the city council, every aspect of the campaign matters. air ars are the ones -- air wars are the ones that get coverage because of tv, but the ground wars are equally important. the other thing about the structure of the electorate, at least in our "wall street journal" poll, nbc poll, that our firms collaborated on pre- debate, the president was winning independent voters by 13 points. in 2008, he defeated john mccain by 8. i will be looking at the independent numbers. the other thing, too, very quickly, and in terms of minorities and youth vote, the other thing about barack obama's election in 2008 was that he wants something on the order of 43% of the -- won something on the order of 40% of the white vote. look, the country is changing. in 2008, 3/for the electorate was white, down from the mid-to- high-80s years ago. in a very close election, i don't think anyone thought it would be a seven-point race. the metrics are there for him to win. >> to me the most -- sorry to interrupt -- to me the most stunnin
and the denial of basic .ervices and schools they took the city and prevent millions of palestinians from 3 accessing its schools, churches, hospitals, and markets. the occupying power has continued its construction and expansion of settlements in areas throughout the west bank and continued suffocating locals and raids against people who continue to suffer from the destructive aggression committed against them years ago. nearly 5000 palestinians also remain captive as prisoners and detainees in isreali jails. we call on the international community to tell the government of israel to respect our conventions and to investigate the conditions of the contention -- detention of the detainees. we ask for their release. they are soldiers in their struggle for freedom and peace. at the same time, the occupying power continues to fight and besieged and to influence severe restrictions on movement, preventing the palestinian authorities from instrumented vital infrastructure projects and providing services to its citizens. they are being prevented from cultivating their lands and water from being ir
raised more money in new york city than the city of reno. i have raised more money in this campaign than in new york city. she raised more money on wall street than i have in this campaign. who is an apostate of the money on wall street? -- who is in the pockets of the big money on wall street? >> the next question will be directed to congresswoman. >> i was intrigued looking through both of you. -- your official website. has enough been done to defend our only true ally in the middle east? >> thank you for that question. i pride myself on being the strongest supporter of israel in the united states congress. we share a common bond. it is the only democracy in a dangerous part of the world and one of our strongest allies if not our strongest ally in the world. i think we need to do everything we can to work with israel to ensure iran does not acquire nuclear weapons. it is a threat to the entire world. it is an existential threat to israel. it would unleash a massive arms race in the middle east that would be very destabilizing and very dangerous in an already unstable part of the world.
difference. i am real happy with the work i am doing. >> several cities around the country have been developing plans to use eminent domain powers to seize troubled mortgages and restructure them. how do you feel look about and use that tool -- about using that tool/ >> has been surprising to me the amount of attention that has been focused on this. if this were to ever go forward, it would be subject to legal challenges. we are talking about a relatively small number of places that are considering it. to be honest, it has gotten more attention than it deserves. in many ways it is something that we ought to be focusing on, a solution that could help millions of families like refinancing. things that have a bigger chance of impacting people's lives. in terms of the specifics, eminent domain lot is something that is a very specific. i have not spent a lot of time looking at the specifics of california law that might influence whether this is something that could move ahead. we would all be better off focusing on something that could really help the housing market more quickly. >> can w
the power of sub-national governments, regional governments, local governments. so many times, cities and states and counties, provinces around the world, they are always waiting for some action on the national level. for instance, environmental issues -- the fact of the matter is that if you -- you as the state or local government can do a lot to move the agenda forward. we had a disagreement with washington under the bush administration when i became governor. they did their thing to protect the environment, we had another vision in california. we disagree, but we move forward. we did not wait for anybody. we made commitments to reduce greenhouse gases by 25% by year 2020 and 85% by year 2015. we came up with a portfolio of renewable -- a renewable portfolio of 30% by 2020. new common standards. all the things we did -- so much so that secretary-general bank ki-moon encouraged all the other countries to go in the same direction, national governments -- sub-national governments have power and organization. he wanted to encourage them to go in that direction. environmental issues -- t
america the shining city on the hill. i love this great country. i believe in you. we will take america back so that the world will wonder at the great things we have achieved. thank you, virginia, god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. thank you. i was born free ♪ born free free like a river raging stronger heart you't see my must be blind you can knock me down and watch me bleed but you can't keep no chains on me i was born free! i was born free born free i'm not good at long goodbyes but look down deep into my eyes i was born free calm, facing danger lost like an unknown stranger grateful for my time with no great -- no regrets close to my destination tire, frail and aching waiting patiently for the sun to set and when it's done believe that i will yell it from that mountain high i was born free i was born free born free i will bow to shining seas grace on mee god's i was born free i was born free born free [vocalizing] ♪ ♪ we need more jobs today in tehe usa i want my label to say made in the usa give a level playing field to us best cars ande trucks we can
a business in nebraska, and the first thing i had to do to start our business must get a permit from the city office, talk to the county, the state. i understand that government does not create jobs. i understand you've got to be careful with taxes and regulation to make that hpen. thats political rhetoric in my view, and it does not resemble the facts. she said it is diffult to amd the constitution. was in favor of raising the shooting age we got it done in 90 days. i have no doubt i could persuade americans that this amendment will improve the quality of the effort that appears in congress. >> now i would have to say that i would admire your determination, to believe that you can do something like that, because i think it would be a mighty task to undertake. i do not see congress changing that quickly. nonpartisan legislatures work in nebraska. i am a part of that, have worked with my colleagues on the number of issues for the last a years, and we have accomplished a lot. i am very proud of that fact. it is not that easy, not that easy. what we need to do is make sure that have people who a
. >> i want to thank the league of women voters and the city of louisville for hosting this evening's debate. i want to thank president reagan for agreeing to debate. he didn't have to, and he did, and we all appreciate it. favoritedent's question is, are you better off? well, if you're wealthy, you're better off. you'rere middle income, about where you were. and if you're modest income, you're worse off. that's what the economists tell us. but is that really the question that should be asked? isn't the real question is will we be better off? will our children be better off? are we building the future that this nation needs? i believe that if we ask those questions that bear on our future, not just congratulate ourselves but challenge us to solve those problems, you'll see that we need new leadership. are we better of with this arms race? will we be better off if we start this star wars escalation into the heavens? are we better off when we deemphasize our values in human rights? are we better off when we load our children with this fantastic debt? would fathers and mothers feel pro
of chicago, i watched my own father make that same uncomplaining journey every day to his job at the city water plant. i saw how he carried himself with that same dignity, you know? that same pride in being able to provide for us. that same hope that his kids would one day have opportunities he never dreamed of. now, how many people do we know like that in our lives? you know? [applause] like so many families in this country, our families weren't asking for much. they didn't want much. they didn't begrudge anyone else's success. they didn't mind nb others had much more than they had. in fact, they admired it. they believed that in that fundamental american promise that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids, and -- [applause] absolutely. and our families believed that when you work hard and you've done well and you finally walk through that doorway of opportunity, you don't slam it shut behind you. you reach back and you give other f
, city and state taxes -- ordering class and the poor. everything is out of sorts. when you are on fixed income and these states will have to have such a high tax rate because the federal government will have such a lower one. anybody i fixed tax rate goes in and buys a refrigerator that costs $400, will have about a $100 tax on the refrigerator. that is the problem. the ones it will hurt our people that are retired, people that are on disability, things like that. otherwise, i am completely in line with you. i voted for ron paul in 1988. i voted for paul brown. i think he -- i can remember what year it was that he ran as a libertarian. i voted for ross perot once. i am an open-minded person and i watch things very closely. host: thank you for calling. guest: i think by going to a national consumption tax, one federal national consumption tax -- i think that's a lot more fair. it ends up being cost-neutral. choose a can of coke as an example. it sells for a dollar. in that $1, there is 23% of embedded tax. federal tax, social security match, medicare, and empowerment. -- unemployment. al
,000 people. nobody talked about the 100,000 latinos margin on the city hall in phoenix. that is a problem because of the way that news business covers our communities right now. >> get your questions ready. we will be coming to you with your questions. any long statements, i will hit you with a microphone. >> my feeling is that, unfortunately, if you want to watch the news and get real coverage of the news, you have to go to cnn in espanol, bbc, univision. why? they will actually give you the story behind the sound bite. they do not just stay like most of the major networks on a one- minute sound bite or shows you, eventhere has been this somewhere. you will never hear about it again. he did not know why this event took place. who were the actors? no, you just get a quick snapshot of the neatest quest latest disaster in the world. that is not responsible news casting. not only be, latinos, blacks, minorities, everyone in this country should demand more of our news media. there is so much more that needs to be known and told by the news media. >> i think this is a holistic issue which is t
that made a profound impression on me was when the mays of the big cities, including the mayor of los angeles, a dem rat, came to me and unanimously and said the decline in america stems from the decline in the american family. i do think we need to strengthen family. when barbara holds an aids baby, she shows a certain compassion for family. when she reads to children, the same thing. i believe that discipline and respect for the law, all of these things should be taught to children, not in our schools, but families have to do that. i'm appalled at the highest outrageous numbers of divorces. it happens in families. it's happened in ours. but it has gotten to be too much. i think we ought to do rerespect the american o family. it can be a single-parent family. those mothers need help. one way to do it is to get the dead beat what thers to pay their obligations to the mothers. that will he strengthen the obligation to family. >> mr. perot, you have one minute. >> if i had to solve all the problems that face this country, and i could granted one wish, as we started down the trail to reb
, 30 cities. [laughter] >> this is from politifact. [applause] they checked a romney campaign claim that obama will end welfare work requirements, rating it "pants on fire." that, i believe -- i do not know what that means, but clearly that would be uncomfortable. in reality, the obama administration has said it will consider proposals from states aimed at finding better ways of getting welfare recipients into jobs. factcheck.org and the washington post fact checker have said the same, that the claim is false. [applause] what do you say? >> allow me to respond. >> the truth tour begins tonight. [laughter] >> i should have set that up to point out that the beginning of that was hermann cain maintain the same point the romney campaign had, that the obama administration is getting rid of the work requirement. what i thought that showed was the importance of fact checkers in this campaign. i really think, and brandon and glenn and i were talking about how things are different this time compared to 2008. there is more fact checking than ever, and the fact checking has a much greater prom
from city to city, talking directly, and i can hear in my home town they will be talking in the next few days, directly to the people, and we need to get the american people alive and alert, because the typical person running for office is gone to do what ever it takes to get their vote. i do not think he has any sense at all that they want this fixed. if we have that at the grass- roots level, he would have these people with different personalities, being reborn, and they would be out on the campaign trail. >> both parties are responsible for our current problems. >> yes. >> governments have lost control of budget, and has waited too long to restructure, but it is not too late. the american people are smarter than most politicians realize. they know we are in trouble. they're willing to accept tough choices as long as they want it to be part of a comprehensive plan that they deemed to be fair. overwhelming support for comprehensive reforms in a range of areas where everything is on the table, minimum support, 76%, up to 100%, based on six key principles that it virtually unanimous s
what you have to say. bob is in new york city on the democratic line. caller: i have two questions for the candidates. why, in this day and age, are women's reproductive rights even being called up? are they aware that in this century, at this late date -- why are we going back and rehashing this? an issue that has been dealt with and should not even be on the table? also, i would want to know possibly, and i will vote for the president, and from him i would want to know why -- i thought that his calling when he came to office was to get on top of wall street, get on top of that problem with the big banks, with all the crazy financing that even some of the experts cannot understand. again, i will vote for him, maybe he will do this in the next term, deal with the big banks and the issues surrounding why they have not been regulated or clamped down on in a meaningful way so that we can go forward. if we are going to talk about certainty, we need to know that the banks will not be falling back into the abyss that they got us into before. host: richard, republican line, hello. caller:
has some enormous experience, my those leaders from all over the world visiting his city. i think we are looking at people experienced in the world. when we look back in history, i expect we will say there was a surge of reform in 1992 after tiananmen. that china was pushed into the world, wto, explosive growth. we will look at hu jintao as a time of consolidation and i look to the next group to push and tackle for the first time the political question. because china's society has changed. it has less dominant leaders. it has a more pluralized society. and has resources scattered among social organizations, corporations that have their own independent power. i think we are going to see a new push. i do not know how vigorous but in the political direction, we will have more cosmopolitan leaders compared to the past. >> for someone to rise to the top of the chinese hierarchy, would give you the confidence they would be pushing in a new direction as opposed to maintaining the status quo? >> looking at the recent history, the new generation means a new policy because they want to provide
cities and farms, its open arms, one nation under god ♪'s america ♪h yeah, whoo ♪ [playing "sideways" by dierks bentley] ♪ ♪ hey now here we go nothing slowplay gotta make them come back for more ♪ ♪ gonna get a little bit sideways ♪ na na na na ♪ just about ended four hours after the presidential debates, mitt romney talking to norfolk, virginia. we are opening up our phone lines to get your thoughts on what you heard from mitt romney and also from paul ryan and what you thought about the debate. you can call us at at 202-585- 3885 if you are a democrat. call 202-585-3886 if you are a republican. call 202-585-3887 if you are an inindependent. we have a caller on the line. go ahead. caller: i believe that these two have sold their souls to the douevil. i think that they are hypocrites. total hypocrites. >> we have a republican caller from florida. go ahead. caller: i feel like, maybe, it seems like every year some blame them for what they have dawn or have not done. what is really going to happen? >> anger facebook page showed the people won the -- mitt romney won the deb
they are and, more importantly, how they voted. in campaigns, from presidential down to city council, every aspect matters. field, message, turnout, tv. the air wars get coverage because they are on tv but the ground wars are just as important. in a poll that our two firms collaborated on, the president was winning among independent voters by 13 points. in 2008, he defeated john mccain by 8% of independents. let's see where polls settle. i will be looking at the independent numbers. the other thing about barack obama's election, he won 43% of the white vote. in most of the national polls, that is where he is. look, the country is changing. in 2008, three-quarters of the electorate was white, down from the mid to high-80's. that number is going to change. in a close election -- i do not think anybody thought it would be a seven-point race. the metrics are there for him to win. >> to me, the most stunning numbers from 2008 -- if you take out 18-29-year-old and look just at 30 plus, mccain and obama tied. that shows you how important the youth vote is to the president. that is why you see air
to medical school in these funds cities -- fun cities. do they want to go work in a rural area where they have to deal with higher not practice premiums, bigger overhead costs, practicing out of their area and a broader range of services? there are increasing disincentives for good young doctors to go to rural areas and underserved populations. and now with the way reimbursement is going and with our health care system is, quite frankly, bankert, those disparities are getting worse. -- bankrupt, those disparities are getting worse. i have seen doctors go to a subscription service. people will pay me $1,000 or $2,000 a year and i will go to their house and they will have my number doctors are doing it and it is unfortunately creating a class segregation. host: nancy, your honor with dr. makary. caller: i would like to congratulate c-span, and the one. this transparency in health care is one of the most important things we could ever do. i agree with dr. makary 100%. the transparency in the health- care system right now was not there. and it is the responsibility of a private insurance
bradshaw will have the first opening statement. >> hello, our country is under siege. our industrial cities the but they have been bombed, complete with shocked refugees wander outside crumbling factories. many of our beautiful appalachian mountains have been blown up, destroying forests, homes, and streams. millions of people have had armed men kick them out of their home. meanwhile, drought, while fires, flood, and tornado caused widespread damage to homes and businesses. millions are jobless and hundred about health care. we seem to be under attack, yet our trillion dollar military cannot protect us. in the last debate, i pointed out fdr put 4 million people to work in two months in 1933, the equivalent of 10 million people today, but that was nothing compared to a mobilization of world war ii, the entire economy was changed from civilian to military detection and everyone was employed. today, we need a different kind of mobilization on the same scale. we need to put everyone to work, producing the weapons to fight global warming, the end of cheap oil, and a crumbling infrastructure piec
is a city called avon lake, and they build ford vans there. there's a ford van plant there. host: would you describe the economy in ohio? caller: oh, it's getting better and better. it's not great, but it's getting better. i forget, they said millions of jobs have been created since obama got into office, and it is getting better. host: next call from michael on our independent line. what do you think about media coverage of campaign 2012? caller: well, i think it's the worst i ever seen. the liberal democrats on msnbc and cnn, they are just covering up for this president. i mean, we had a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11, and this president dropped the ball, him and hillary clinton. they dropped the ball, and they covered it up. we voted for the man the first time. we will not vote for the man this time. he lied about marriage being between a man and a woman, and he stabbed us in the back, and he went with the homosexuals, and that's the one on these networks that are in a frenzy. they're going crazy. they want this man re-elected so he can give them more and more rights. and th
for this edition of the "washington journal." we will see you♪ >> city first of the presidential debates wednesday night live on c-span and online at c-span.org, watch and engage. next on c-span, and national survey on illicit and prescription drug use. followed by a look at the link between national security and childhood obesity. later, and allied campaign rally with vice-president joe biden. he is touring through florida. and a stop in fort myers as part of his swing through the state. join us for live coverage of the vice president at 11:40 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> every generation in our history has worked and sacrificed to leave a better country to their children or grandchildren and future generations. we were then a spending their money. we are now even more, much more spending their money. and we are leaving them a mess. it will be very difficult to deal with. and if we are about week, just think if -- comes to take us over. the last thing i want to see is our country taken over because we are so financially weak. we are on the edge of the cliff. we have got to start fixi
neighborhoods, our cities, our streets, our parks, our environment. in those areas, i have difficulty seeing what your program is and what you feel the federal responsibility is in these areas of the quality of life in the public sector that affects everybody, and even enormous wealth by one individual can't create the kind of environment that he might like. >> there are tasks that government legitimately should enforce and tasks that government performs well, and you've named some of them. crime has come down the last 2 years, for the first time in many, many decades that it has come down -- or since we've kept records -- 2 consecutive years, and last year it came down the biggest drop in crime that we've had. i think that we've had something to do with that, just as we have with the drug problem nationwide. the environment? yes, i feel as strongly as anyone about the preservation of the environment. when we took office, we found that the national parks were so dirty and contained so many hazards, lack of safety features, that we stopped buying additional park land until we had rectified th
journey every day to his job at the city water plant. i saw how he carried himself with that same dignity, you know? that same pride in being able to provide for us. that same hope that his kids would one day have opportunities he never dreamed of. now, how many people do we know like that in our lives? you know? [applause] like so many families in this country, our families weren't asking for much. they didn't want much. they didn't begrudge anyone else's success. they didn't mind nb others had much more than they had. in fact, they admired it. they believed that in that fundamental american promise that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids, and -- [applause] absolutely. and our families believed that when you work hard and you've done well and you finally walk through that doorway of opportunity, you don't slamit shut behind you. you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. [cheers] that's how
establishment in kansas city full of law students who were really engaged. their reactions were early positive. they felt like he was speaking to them and maybe it is a gender thing. i don't know. between the pundits and agile people who are sitting there and watching and wanting somebody to be talking to them. and we did not feel a connection with romney. >> did you have a reaction or was there some consensus from those your with watching the debate about the style of the debate? we were told by the debate commission that they wanted it to be looser in format, not so 1-minute response and 90-set and rebuttals so that the candidates had more time. did it work? >> i believe that it did. debates are hard to have completely fair. there's always someone speaking last. but i think each candidate had ample time and rebuttals time to put out their thoughts. we did not hear specifics from romney. i think that a lot of the main points are exactly the same. there was talk about the middle class, about better health care, that the approaches are completely different. >> what will it take to deliver for t
militias and mercenaries to rape minors. one who destroyed cities. but our people did not kneel, did not back down. thousands of marchers were lost -- were lost. among the wounded and lost -- the price of freedom was in blood, lives, amputated limbs, and lost youth. mr. president, from this place, and the cap -- on behalf of the libyan people, i treaty organization of the united nations that stood by our people, by our will for freedom against blood loss and nihili sm. when that adopted resolutions 1970 and 1973 to protect the innocents in libya against crimes and against violations of human rights. mr. president, i stand before you today representing the libyan people, a people that is building the institutions of democracy following the fall of dictatorship. the world has witnessed the first free, transparent elections in libya, where the general national council was elected. i was honored to be elected as its leader. the world, through these united nations, give us complete, genuine support for that achievement. in a revolution for freedom, in the challenge of establishing democra
through the city, you may have noticed a large number of in-state citizens. do not be alarmed -- the cartoonists are in town. today is day three of the convention of the association of american editorial cartoonists. the newseum was lucky enough to snag three cartoonists, who today will share some of their work and give us their take on the sometimes hysterical campaign season. seated to my left is lalo alcaraz, the creator of the first nationally syndicated politically themed latino daily comic strip, which is seen in scores of newspapers, including the "los angeles times." is also created editorial cartoons in english and spanish for university -- universal press syndicate. he co-host a satirical talk show. seated next to him is steve kelley, the editorial cartoonist for the "times picayune" in new orleans. he is also the co-creator of nationally syndicated comic strip and was also a veteran stand-up comedian and has appeared several times on the "tonight show." scott stantis on the far left is the editorial cartoonist for the "chicago tribune," and his work is syndicated to
is the worst, -- work for the right employer or for the government. a federal, state, city, school, county, they're all subsidized. if you think about the affordable healthcare act, i would like to see the fed's swapped outk-12 and remove the burden of medicaid from the state, but also to get to a point where you could really start to use these exchanges as a way to increase the number of people have health insurance, and also facing the true cost of the care. >> thank you. sen. fischer, 30 seconds. >> we learn more and more about the affordable healthcare act every day. as i talked to medical providers across the state, they have deep concerns. they cannot expand because of the uncertainty. we have hospitals that are concerned, especially in rural nebraska. i have a number of critical access hospitals. they don't know what is coming because of the uncertainty that is out there with health care. i always go back to we need to make sure that health care is affordable. that was not addressed in the debate that passed or the non debate that passed the affordable healthcare act. >> thank you,
, new york. they are very political cities with a high-profile governors. to some extent, you have to put that out of your mind now because it used to be that if you had a tough or uncomfortable moment with somebody, that was said. now, it is out there forever. i think it is more important than ever when we have all lot of -- a lot of news sources, they believe what we do is so important. very consequential decisions, they will think about what they do when they go into the voting booth. i have been very curious to hear what the others say, on television all the time. the standards are different. they are different for men and women and how tough you can be pushing back. it depends on who the subject is, but some people don't like to get pushed back by a woman. >> can you give an example? i have had that with magazines where we do a story on somebody and we do a fairly reported story. somebody was angry about a cover line i used that was meant to balance out -- what i heard was that i am really sorry, it went too far. and we went to a woman's magazine. you deserve that cover line.
city and much of north east i was. we are joined on the panel tonight by the chair of the mass communications department here at northwestern college. >> also, dan greene, a staff writer for the northwest iowa read you. >> those from northwestern college students, our readers and viewers, will help you make an informed choice. >> let's start by meeting the candidates for the fourth district congressional seat. steve king is a third time a congressman. christie is the former first lady of iowa. now the you have had a chance to meet the candidates, it is time to hear from them. each candidate will get 90 seconds a piece. whoflipped a coin to see yo goes first. >> thank you so much. thank you to northwestern for having us here. i am running for congress for one reason, and to make sure people can continue to live in small towns in this district, it sounds much like the one we are sitting in right now. -- towns much like the one we are sitting in right now. it is based on innovation, education, and connection. i want to make sure we build a work force with are really strong educati
into -- to get attacks into kabul city have failed. the insurgency has been pushed back significantly last year and continuing progress this year and we continue to see signs of pressure. let me give you an example. they are under financial pressure. the insurgents are getting hold of families whose family members have access only that the have detonated i.e.d.'s. it is that sort of behavior which will set the insurgents against the very popular is that they seek to win over. at the end of 2014, the insurgency will be further reduced and will still be a challengine for security forces. it is one that i think they will be more than adequately able to match. the insurgents will continue to be marginalized to the rural areas. comparativecompare little influence. they will be able to protect the populations and allow the government to deliver the risk. >> will turn it back over to you for any closing remarks. >> thank you for that. in terms of closing remarks, i want to say over the year or so i've been here, i've seen sacrifice from our people. i have seen huge commitment. i've visited troops all
and cities from one end of syria to the other, and it will take a herculean effort, including an extraordinary commitments on the part of an international community is in many respects quite weary of the demands of states requiring assistance. if we construction is to proceed effectively, there is an extraordinarily tragic humanitarian dimension. and million internally displaced, projections there will be 700,000 refugees from syria by the end of the year. these are extraordinary numbers. again, the efforts involved in the address the needs and concerns of economic reconstruction will be hugely influential in shaping the fate a post-assad transition and the traditional efforts under way. even as the international community and syrians wrestle with those issues, there is the added concern that the institutions of economic governance that existed in syria that the belt in syria to out the assad period utterly dysfunctional, corrupt, inefficient, and that has to be addressed in a process of social reconstruction. here again we have another arena where the scale of the challenge i
at the politics of a city like los angeles, identity is strong. it is a localized phenomenon. stagnation will further deepen those things. one in the difficulties is that republicans really need upward mobility in order to make this and move away from the idea that it is a single issue consistency. another thing about taxes that i mentioned is that this is why i keep thinking about this. i take your point about primaries. tax is a pretty big issue. if you're looking for a candidate who does well, very big constituency. romney is not strongly over performing. you think a tax cut message might resonate. the politics have changed considerably. there are many conservative folks who have talked about the idea and some of calling for marginal tax cuts, why don't you call for a dramatic expansion of the child-care tax credit th. >> some say it barack obama represented the gary hart vote as well as jesse jackson. will you ever have a republican primary candidate who can unite those sensibilities as well? the problem that mitt romney faces is that initially he had a plan that was less have the ca
. in the meantime, i am on the road in a different city between just about every day between now and election day. >> but why can not we have another debate? why not the one in houston? what are you afraid of? >> i am focusing on supporting our campaign. that is what we're doing. i'm listening to the voters of campaign -- tx. >> you can build the support in a debate. >> we agree to this one. look -- i understand you are working very hard to get media coverage. it is not our obligation to help you in that. you can go convey your message to texas voters. i am conveying mine. >> is your obligation to face the voters of texas. >> i am doing that. >> as you said, state by tv, is the critical point. you have had the opportunity. even for the tea party debate, which she would not do. why what he faced me now? >> we are sitting here right now. you can launch every attack you want to right now, on television. an unscripted, moderated format -- this is an unscripted. >> you will not face me six times. >> maybe you could actually respond. you are facing right now. attack me however you like. and wes move fo
from 1997 until january 2009. chuck is on the phone, independent line from kansas city. good morning. caller: good morning. i just kind of had a question i'm so tired of government interfering in everything and how come the united states has more people locked nup prison than any other country in the world? i mean, there are good people in there that make mistakes, they're human beings and stuff, and i see it all the time and stuff and they're just trapped. >> host: thank you. we'll get a response. guest: well, most criminal law is state in nature and that's really not -- he is lumping persons who have violated local ordinances, not many of them in jail, persons who have violated state law, and that is a wide array of laws that you can violate. marta, robbery, most of those are state. you have a few federal laws, criminal in nature. and i don't know if he's comparing apples and oranges, if he means -- i'd like to know the violations of state and local, if they have comparable laws in china and russia. i don't know that we fully agree with his analysis that we have the most in jail. i
at this point. when i was getting started, we all wanted to work in big cities and work for famous news organizations. in the end, when i look back in my own early career frustrations, the best thing in the world for me was going out and being a star. build my confidence. i've was the best guy in the newsroom in places i will not name. it made me think i could actually do this. much better than being the youngest person at the new york "new york times."e >> next question. >> [indiscernible] [laughter] >> thank you. a lot of this election, a lot of the political coverage on television, has been based on pontificating that goes on every day and night on the cable stations. and, to a large extent, someone mentioned earlier, i forget the name of the guy i knew very well, but he was a washington post reporter who went out -- >> you are talking about david. >> yes. he talked to voters. do you think there is a basic weakness in the fact that much of the coverage is being done by, or at least much of the information is being dispensed by people who sit on their duffs in tv studios, do not do a
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